Kiss of Salvation: A Joe McGrath and Sam Rucker Detective Novel
by Waights Taylor, Jr
Birmingham, Alabama, cloaks many mysteries under its segregated shroud: glittering social soirées, secret sexual parties, a Machiavellian civic leader, multiple murders of black prostitutes. Police chief, Big Bob Watson, reluctantly assigns Homicide Detective Joe McGrath to the case. The black community stonewalls the investigation. Joe teams up with Sam Rucker, the city's only black private eye.